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On My Mind: 2-14-2018

Aud - I stumbled upon some photos of Audrey Hepburn during her days as a chorus girl - she was posing on top of a building with some other chorus girls and some ice in a bid to stay cool during a summer day. The other girls were Enid Smeedon and Aud Johansen. I thought Aud's name was especially interesting. Aud is the modern form of Auðr, an old Norse name meaning "wealth, prosperity".

Dulcinea - A gorgeous name, especially for those who like longer, more dramatic options. Dulcinea would be a lovely name for a Valentine's baby - it comes from the Spanish dulce, meaning "sweet", and was invented by Miguel de Cervantes for the love interest of Don Quixote.

Pollux - I was surprised by this name's meaning - "very sweet" - because I don't think I've ever seen a boy's name with a meaning like it. In Greek mythology, Pollux is the twin of Castor, sons of Zeus, and the constellation Gemini is meant to represent them.

Names for Wild Boys

Tenzing Norgay
These are names for boys who are adventurous, love exploring the woods and making up their own games. They seek to solve the great mysteries of the world (and don't mind a lady or two giving them advice). They are dauntless, brave, amazing.
Jobs for these boys: Diver, storm chaser, sailor, zookeeper, mountaineer.

Bram
Orion
Jasper
Sayer
Cillian
Rafe
Otto
Ivan
Fletcher
Tobias
Corin
Nico
Cyrus
Anders
Fox
Hans
Benno
Soren
Evander
Cato
Archer
Titus
Malone
Judah
Xander
Wilkes
Flynn
Loki
Enzo
Wolfgang
Harris
Tiberius
Gable
Zephyr
Atticus
Horatio

Real Life Heroes:

Tenzing Norgay - One of the first men to make it to the top of Mt. Everest, Nepalese (1914-1986)
Sir Charles "Leonard" Woolley - British archaeologist (1880-1960)
Roald Amundsen - Norwegian explorer (1872-1928)
Amerigo Vespucci - Italian explorer, cartographer, and navigator; gave America it's name (1454-1512)
Thurgood Marshall - American, first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1967-1991)
Yuri Gagarin - Russian, first man in space (1934-1968)
Galileo Galilei - Italian astronomer, physicist, philosopher, mathematician, and engineer (1564-1642)
Claudius Ptolemy - Greco-Egyptian writer, mathematician, astronomer, geographer, and astrologer (90 AD-168 AD)
T.E. Lawrence - British military officer, archaeologist, and diplomat (1888-1935)

Comments

  1. This is so interesting, finally some names I can pronounce. I love Atticus.

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